Oceans

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Great Bear Sea: vast new marine zone a ‘mindset shift’ for conservation
Political and Indigenous leaders hope to replicate success of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest conservation area

Leyland Cecco in Vancouver

07, Feb, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Leaked video footage of ocean pollution shines light on deep-sea mining
Company rebuts claims by scientists that ‘uncontrolled and unscientific’ practices highlight dangers of going ahead with seabed mining

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

06, Feb, 2023 @12:50 PM

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Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say
Genes of Turquet’s octopus hold memories of melting of previous Antarctic ice sheet, raising fears of what another thawing could bring

Graham Readfearn

04, Feb, 2023 @10:46 PM

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M&S joins calls for EU to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods in Indian Ocean
Retailer and green groups warn of ‘high environmental cost’ of fish aggregating devices to tuna stocks and other endangered marine life

Karen McVeigh

02, Feb, 2023 @10:19 AM

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Discovered in the deep: the anglerfish with vampire-like sex lives
A deep trawl has brought up a potentially new species of a fish whose extreme mating methods include permanent physical fusion

Helen Scales

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Food, feed and fuel: global seaweed industry could reduce land needed for farming by 110m hectares, study finds
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Inuit warn ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife
Calls for mandatory measures to reduce underwater noise pollution as melting ice opens up shipping routes

Karen McVeigh

25, Jan, 2023 @11:56 AM

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Endangered shark sold as flake in South Australia fish and chip shops, study finds
Calls for better food labelling as investigation claims that only around one-third of fish is flake, with served species including rare narrownose smooth-hound

Graham Readfearn

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cute, furry and key to the ecosystem: can sea otters save the US west coast?
Campaign seeks to restore seas otters to northern California and Oregon: ‘They are really important to coastal ecosystems’

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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‘Feeble’ curbs will ban bottom trawling in only three marine parks in England
UK government’s piecemeal response to harmful practice attacked as too slow to stop ‘industrial fishing frenzy’

Karen McVeigh

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Freshwater fish more contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ than in oceans
Study also says eating one serving of fish with PFAS could be equivalent to drinking contaminated water every day for a month

Tom Perkins

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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